Busy schedule now less of a concern for Chesterfield boss Martin Allen

Lowering the average age of his squad has left Martin Allen less concerned about the strain of a three-game week.

Monday, 29th October 2018, 6:06 am
Chesterfield FC v Wrexham, Martin Allen

Chesterfield, who drew 1-1 with Wrexham on Saturday at the Proact will travel to Sutton United tomorrow night.

And to complete a hectic seven days, they go to high flying Harrogate at the weekend.

The Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday schedule took a toll on more experienced players of Allen’s squad earlier in the season.

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He’s not too worried about the fixture frequency now he has youngsters like Laurence Maguire and Joe Rowley playing regularly.

“Less of a concern, yes,” he said.

“I’m certainly not a person, I hope everyone recognises, to make excuses.

“But the three games a week over a three-week period was a particularly difficult spell for our more senior players.”